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Posted: Friday, February 22, 2013 5:00 pm

Waiting for the start of district playoff action, both Borgia basketball teams are looking back at their first season in the Archdiocesan Athletic Association.

Borgia’s girls won the AAA Large Division championship while the boys settled for second place in the Large Division.

Stacia Parsell’s Lady Knights enjoyed a phenomenal rookie season in the AAA Large Division. Borgia stands at 18-6 overall and finished league play at 7-1.

Borgia’s season included two wins over AAA Small Division winner St. Charles Lutheran (21-4, 8-0). Borgia won a home game against the Lady Cougars and also captured the AAA Showcase game against that team at St. Dominic.

Borgia also defeated the second-place team in the Small Division, Cardinal Ritter (18-6, 6-2). The Lady Knights won over Cardinal Ritter in the opening round of the Borgia Tournament.

Duchesne finished second in the league with a 13-10 overall record, 5-2 in the league. Duchesne was the only team to beat Borgia in AAA play this season.

Perennial league power St. Dominic finished third, going 3-4 in league play. The Lady Crusaders are 11-11 overall entering this week.

Bishop DuBourg was fourth at 2-5 in the league. The Lady Cavaliers were 11-12 entering play this week.

Rosati-Kain finished the league schedule at 1-6. The Kougars entered this week at 7-16.

Individually, junior Janie Arand led the league in scoring with 15.8 points per contest while senior Katie Lindemann was third in the loop at 13.7 points per game.

DuBourg’s Tiara Fitzpatrick was second at 14.4 points per game.

Arand was second in three-point baskets made with 45. Sophomore Cassandra Halsted was second in free-throw percentage while Arand was third.

Junior Emily Grahl led the league in assists at 4.75 per game.

Grahl also ranked third in steals while sophomore Molly Arand ranked fifth.

Lindemann was second in the league in rebounding with 8.5 boards per game.

Borgia’s boys placed second in the AAA Large Division with an overall record of 17-8 and a league mark of 6-2.

Both losses came to league champion Duchesne, which went 20-3 overall and 8-0 in the league.

St. Dominic (14-7, 3-4) was third while Bishop DuBourg and St. Mary’s won one game apiece.

Borgia also won its AAA Showcase game over O’Fallon Christian, which finished second in the Small Division with a 6-2 league record. Cardinal Ritter won the Small Division title, but Christian was the only division team to beat the Lions.

In league stats, Borgia senior Jordan Miller was the team’s top scorer at 14.4 points per game, good for fifth in the Large Division. Senior Casey Kuchem averaged 11.1 points per game, good for eighth in the division.

Miller tied DuBourg’s Joe Carr for most three-point baskets made at 53.

Miller led the league in free-throw percentage at 82.5 percent while pacing the Large Division in assists per game (3.96) and steals per game (2.26).

Kuchem was second in blocked shots per game at 1.56 and led the Knights in rebounding with 5.9 boards per contest. That was good for eighth in the division.


Area Scoreboard


Friday, Aug. 22

Washington 26, St. Clair 21

Borgia 48, Owensville 12

Parkway West 49, Union 39

Pacific 28, De Soto 20

Park Hills Central 34, Sullivan 27

St. James 12, Cuba 6

Hermann 61, Montgomery Co 12

Warrenton 26, St. Dominic 23

Trinity 28, Wright City 24

Friday, Aug. 29

Sullivan 30, Washington 8

Borgia 56, Union 13

Ozark 41, St. Clair 0

Potosi 34, Pacific 13

Hermann 54, Cuba 12

Blair Oaks 42, Owensville 0

St. James 36, Houston 18

Warrenton 28, Troy 0

Orchard Farm 36, Wright City 18


Tuesday, Aug. 26

Potosi def. Union, 18-25, 25-18, 25-15

Francis Howell C def. Washington, 25-19, 25-22

Farmington def. Pacific, 25-23, 22-25, 25-8

New Haven at Cuba    5:30 p.m.

Owensville at Bourbon    5:30 p.m.

St. James at Salem    5:30 p.m.

Borgia def. Cardinal Ritter, 25-3, 25-3

Wednesday, Aug. 27

ECC def. Central Methodist JV, 25-12, 25-14, 25-15

Thursday, Aug. 28

Potosi at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

*Borgia def. Notre Dame, 25-15, 25-8

*Washington def. Ft. Zumwalt South

Union def. Battle, 25-17, 25-11

Pacific def. Seckman, 25-17, 20-25, 30-28

Hermann at Jefferson City    5:30 p.m.

Belle at New Haven    5:30 p.m.

Linn at Owensville    6 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 29

Mississippi Valley at Crosspoint    5 p.m.


Saturday, Aug. 23

Union Tournament

Union Sports Complex

G1 Washington 21, St. Clair 0

G2 Pacific 15, Liberty 3

G3 Farmington 15, Union 0

G4 Park Hills Central 4, Borgia 2

G5 Liberty 6, St. Clair 5

G6 Union 9, Borgia 2

G7 Washington 5, Pacific 4

G8 Farmington 5, Park Hills Central 2

Consolation — Union vs. Liberty Postponed due to heat

Seventh Place — Borgia 16, St. Clair 0

Championship — Farmington 5, Washington 0

Third Place — Park Hills Central 7, Pacific 6

Monday, Aug. 25

*Borgia 5, Notre Dame 4 (8 innings)

Union 14, Rolla 7

New Haven at Cuba    4:30 p.m.

St. James at Salem    4:30 p.m.

Belle at Owensville    5 p.m.

Sullivan at Westminster Tny    TBA

Tuesday, Aug. 26

*Ft. Zumwalt S 5, Washington 2

Warrenton 4, Union 3

Duchesne 10, Pacific 5

Steelville at Owensville    4:30 p.m.

Vienna at St. James    4:30 p.m.

Wright City 6, St. Clair 2

New Bloomfield at New Haven    5 p.m.

Hermann at Montgomery Co    5 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 27

Borgia at Pacific, PPD to Sept. 5

Thursday, Aug. 28

St. Clair 3, Borgia 2

*Ft. Zumwalt N at Washingto, PPD

Bourbon at Hermann    4:30 p.m.

Owensville at Linn    4:30 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 29

Pacific at Lutheran South    4:15 p.m.

New Haven at Wellsville    4:30 p.m.

Belle at St. James    4:30 p.m.

Washington at Battle Tny    TBA

Saturday, Aug. 30

Washington at Battle Tny    TBA

Boys Soccer

Tuesday, Aug. 26

*Union 1, St. James 0

Fredericktown 4, St. Clair 1

Pacific 2, Hillsboro 0

Sullivan at SLUH    5 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 27

Borgia at Union, PPD

Thursday, Aug. 28

Union at De Soto    5 p.m.

Pacific at North County    5 p.m.

*St. James at Sullivan    5 p.m.

*St. Mary’s 4, Borgia 0

Friday, Aug. 29

Mississippi Valley at Crosspoint    4:30 p.m.

ECC at McKendree JV    7 p.m.

#Washington at Francis Howell North, 4:15 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 30

Washington at Pky W/Northwest Tny    TBA

Cross Country

Friday, Aug. 22

Sullivan at Fleet Feet Inv    4 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 28

Borgia at Parkway Central Inv    TBA

Friday, Aug. 29

St. Clair at First Capitol Inv    4 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 30

Washington at Lafayette Inv    9 a.m.

Girls Golf

Monday, Aug. 25

Borgia 215, Washington 241

Thursday, Aug. 28

Borgia 280, Lutheran St. Charles 284, Washington 292

Boys Swimming

Friday, Aug. 29

Borgia, Washington at Ft. Zumwalt E Inv    3:30 p.m.

*Conference Games

@Fort Scott Tournament

#Parkway West/Northwest Tournament

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